Radhika Roy

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Radhika Roy is an Indian journalist. From 1998 to 2011, she was designated as the managing director of NDTV. Initially, NDTV was started as a news production house in India under the leadership of Radhika Roy. Soon, it was regarded as the first independent Indian news telecaster. On 29 November 2022, Radhika Roy and her husband, Prannoy Roy, resigned as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited (RRPRH) following the Adani Groups open offer to acquire New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). [4]The Indian Express.Radhika met Prannoy Roy when she was a teenager. They both went to London to pursue their higher education and got married there. They returned to India after completing their studies and settled down in Delhi. To start her career in journalism, Radhika started working at the editors desk at The Indian Express. Later, she worked as a news coordinator at the India Today magazine for some period of time.In 1984, Radhika Roy founded New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) along with her husband Prannoy Roy. They both are regarded as the founders of NDTV; however, Prannoy, joined NDTV later and Radhika was the founder of NDTV.

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Radhika Roy is an Indian journalist. From 1998 to 2011, she was designated as the managing director of NDTV. Initially, NDTV was started as a news production house in India under the leadership of Radhika Roy. Soon, it was regarded as the first independent Indian news telecaster. On 29 November 2022, Radhika Roy and her husband, Prannoy Roy, resigned as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Private Limited (RRPRH) following the Adani Groups open offer to acquire New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). [4]The Indian Express.Radhika met Prannoy Roy when she was a teenager. They both went to London to pursue their higher education and got married there. They returned to India after completing their studies and settled down in Delhi. To start her career in journalism, Radhika started working at the editors desk at The Indian Express. Later, she worked as a news coordinator at the India Today magazine for some period of time.In 1984, Radhika Roy founded New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) along with her husband Prannoy Roy. They both are regarded as the founders of NDTV; however, Prannoy, joined NDTV later and Radhika was the founder of NDTV.Soon, NDTV started working for the Doordarshan as a production house and became the first independent Indian news broadcaster. NDTV set an example and pathfinder for broadcast journalism in India and is regarded as a legacy brand in the Indian news industry. [5]Reuters Institute.She started working as the managing director of the company, and later, she also worked as a chief executive producer at NDTV. The editorial and backend processes were handled by Radhika and Prannoy Roy became the public face of the broadcasting. While at work, she demanded high ethics for editorial integrity and impartiality and incorporated a legally binding code of conduct in the company. She was also famous for introducing the facility of sanitary napkins in NDTV offices. [6]She The People As per a senior executive of NDTV, If Prannoy Roy is the face of the organisation, Radhika Roy is its heart and soul..Between 1998 and 2003, NDTV launched its first news channel in a partnership with Star India that was broadcasted 247 on television. In partnership, Star India controlled the infrastructure of the business while NDTV managed the editorial and production areas. NDTV charged the fees for these services from Star India while Star kept the profits.In 2003, the partnership between NDTV and Star India ended. The reason behind the end of the partnership was the disagreement in providing complete editorial control to NDTV.Soon after the split, NDTV launched its two own News channels named NDTV 247 and NDTV India and became an independent news broadcaster. In May 2004, the company went public and by the end of 2004, in market capitalisation, it became one of the major leading media companies in India.In 2003, Radhika and her husband Prannoy were awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Information, Communication, and Entertainment.In 2007, in the history of television and radio broadcasting, she was featured as one of fifty major women figures by the museum named Paley Center for Media.

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